The Portable Pediatrician ($21.99, 575 pages), by William Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD, James Sears, MD and Peter Sears, MD, has been added to family of doctors' bestselling parenting guides. The book is an encyclopedic health reference covering birth through adolescence, including information on common illnesses and emergencies, advice on raising children and choosing a pediatrician and first aid necessities and practices. This Sears aim to provide families with answers to any questions regarding the difficult process of raising happy and healthy children.

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The Whole Family Cookbook ($17.95, 181 pages), by Michelle Stern, offers fun and low-budget ways to teach families about eating healthy, locally and organically. Parents benefit with advice on when to buy the freshest produce while cutting costs, and kids have fun with color-coded instructions for snacks like Salty Pretzel Pillows and Wish-For-a-Fish Pasta. The book contains over 75 recipes that are colorful and easy to understand, making this a cookbook the whole family can reference and enjoy together.

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Eat Your Way to Sexy ($16.95, 242 pp), by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., brings a sexy spin to dieting. The book outlines the S-Ex-Y (Sensual Extraordinary You) Diet, as well as tips and tricks to make readers feel attractive and comfortable in their own skin. Small changes to your daily diet can make the biggest differences, according to Somer. To prove this, she includes graphs and statistics of calories burned in a day by completing routine tasks. The book empathizes weight loss through moderation and activities, but also wants the reader to have fun and feel sexy while doing so, too.

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Locavore Adventures ($22.95, 240 pp), by Jim Weaver, is part recipe book, part memoir. It recounts the story of Weaver's time as a restaurant owner angered with the middleman's negative interference with the quality of his produce orders. Weaver soon discovered the Slow Food Movement, which promises "to preserve and protect local foods and local food traditions" as part of its message. The book chronicles his journey in the movement, and his efforts to build a strong, locally-grown food culture.

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Babycakes Covers the Classics ($25.00 143 pp), by Erin McKenna, is a recipe book filled with healthful desserts that are vegan and gluten-, wheat-, soy-, casein-, egg-, and refined sugar-free. Some recipes include cakes, cookies, breakfast items, ice cream creations, sweet snacks and donuts. In the very first pages, McKenna, the chef and owner of BabyCakes NYC, introduces readers to vegan cooking with a Q&A, and additionally starts off each section with her own personal statement to ensure a smooth and enjoyable baking experience.

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The Kardea Gourmet ($24.95, 232 pp), by Richard Collins, M.D. and Robert Leighton with Susan Bucklet, R.D., explores the Mediterranean diet, a heart-healthy “eating solution” that remedies common concerns such as elevated cholesterol, blood pressure and weight gain with various eating strategies and cooking techniques. The book includes recipes and explores themes including weight management, nutritional supplements and balancing the love of junky eating with heart-healthy eating.

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Eat Naked ($16.95, 193 pp), by Margaret Floyd, touts the importance of organic food in a world overrun by over-processed, unnatural junk foods. Floyd, a nutritional therapy practitioner and certified healing foods specialist, shares her expertise on preparing foods while keeping all of the nutrients and flavor without additives. Included are 40 recipes to encourage the reader to get actively involved in cooking with organics and to help discover the health and positive waistline effects of eating “naked.”

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Eat Greens ($24.95, 240 pp) is Barbara Scott-Goodman and Liz Trovato’s collection of over 120 seasonal recipes focused on green vegetables. Green vegetables are high in vitamins C and beta-carotene, and they also contain many essential minerals. Vegetable lovers can serve these meals to their families, giving them delicious dinners that are packed with nutrients. The book also contains tips on how to properly grow greens, how to buy and store them, and nutrition information.

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A new movie, Microwarriors: the Power of Probiotics ($19.95), discusses the benefits of probiotics. This documentary details everything from the discovery and history of probiotics to the health benefits and different types of probiotics available to us. After watching this documentary, the viewer will have a clear knowledge of probiotics and will be able to apply this knowledge to their lives to improve their digestive and overall health.

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Secret Nerve Cures ($19.95, 198 pp), by Bob Martin, is a collection of remedies for nerve-related health challenges. Ailments range from nerve pain to numbness to bells palsy to cramps to carpel tunnel and more. The book details each different type of nerve and why it is important, along with a description of the impact of each vitamin and mineral on nerve health. Martin discusses products that are harmful to the nerves, such as artificial sweeteners and pesticides, as well as giving information about medicinal and dietary cures for nerve problems.

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